Strong Education and Research Programs Lead to 10-Position Rise Since 2006
Demonstrating its push for excellence, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has climbed to Number 46 in the 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” published by U.S. News & World Report.
Under the leadership of Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School, and CEO of the University of Miami Health System, the Miller School has moved up from a Number 56 ranking in 2006 – a rise of 10 positions in the past eight years.
“Our climb in the national rankings reflects the improving caliber of our medical students, master’s students and Ph.D. (research) students, the advances in our education curriculum and the world-class quality of our researchers and educators,” said Goldschmidt. “We are deeply committed to excellence in all aspects of the Miller School’s mission, including education, research and clinical care.”
With their proud families and friends looking on, nearly 200 Miller School students in the Class of 2017 were honored on Friday evening, March 7, at the 14th Annual John G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony welcomes the students into the medical profession and into the Miller School “family.”
On March 5, six highly respected Miller School clinicians, researchers, administrators and students were tapped into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest award at the University of Miami. Iron Arrow dates to its founding by UM’s first president, Bowman Foster Ashe, in 1926, and honors those who best exemplify five characteristics: love of alma mater, character, leadership, scholarship and humility.
Second-year medical student Joshua Cohen has been elected to join a select group of educators working to transform how health education is delivered across disciplines around the globe. As a winner of the NCLEX-RN Content Competition, Cohen will develop educational tutorials to help nursing graduates prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam.
Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, has been recognized for her outstanding dedication to the mission of the Florida Heart Research Institute in the area of research.
University of Miami Hospital First in South Florida to Implant Newly Approved Smallest Insertable Cardiac Monitor
Demonstrating further expertise in the cardiac field, a physician at the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) has become the first in South Florida to implant the world’s smallest cardiac monitoring device into a patient.